The senate election high wire act may come crashing to the ground now that Chris McDaniel’s campaign has found 15,000 reasons Thad Cochran’s win in Mississippi was possibly corrupted, according to the Daily Caller. Tea Party activists, the Conservative Campaign Committee and countless conservative supporters, backed Chris McDaniel announcement on Monday that he is challenging incumbent Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s victory in June 24’s Republican Senate primary.
Many in Mississippi and around the country remember the Cochran campaign as well as GOP establishment RINO supporters of the incumbent U.S. Senator telling McDaniel to put his proof on the table. Well at the Monday afternoon news conference McDaniel answered back, “They asked us to put up or shut up! Here we are. Here we are with the evidence,” reported the Daily Caller.
The evidence of election improprieties by the Cochran appears rather extensive and includes, 9,500 irregular votes, 2,275 absentee vote that were improperly cast along with 3,500 Democrat crossover votes from voters who were ineligible by state law to vote in the Republican run-off election. These same voters had voted previously in the Democrat primary.
What is truly amazing about this Herculean uphill battle is that the conservative Tea Party, Conservative Campaign Committee, and many other supporters spread out across Mississippi to examine the voting ballots and records or demanded accountability.
In fact, Conservative Campaign Committee Chairman, Lloyd Marcus stressed after the June 24th runoff election, in a statement, “There are very serious allegations of voting irregularities and also possible illegal conduct in this runoff election. The voters of Mississippi deserve a fair, clean and honest election – they deserve to have their votes count and their voices heard.”
This is exactly what McDaniel wants done in formally challenging the June runoff election. Mitch Tyner, the lead attorney for McDaniel said they are filing a challenge with the Mississippi state executive committee of the Republican Party to request that it declare McDaniel the winner. He stated, “Once the state executive committee has had an opportunity to go through the evidence that we have included in this challenge, then they will see that they have no choice but to recognize Chris McDaniel as the nominee of the Republican Party for the state of Mississippi for the United States Senate,” according to the Daily Caller.